Archive | November, 2009

Cubs – Flying Experience – Nov 09

Cubs at the Camden Air Activity Centre had an amazing experience on Saturday 21st November!

We had 13 cubs enjoy the feeling of flight in a 4 seater Cessna aircraft, flying over Warragamba Dam and along the edge of the Blue Mountains.
 All the pilots have earned their licence through the Scouts Air Activity Centre, which our Cubs are able to achieve if they wish in the future!
They were all given a tour of the Camden Airfield , built their own model aircraft to fly and watched the water bombing helicopter practice it’s manoeuvre.
Great opportunity for ours Cubs and a great day was enjoyed by all!
Thank you to all the Air Activity Leaders’ who assisted our Cubs on the day!

Scouts Surf n Slip n Slide – Nov 09

 37 of our scouts and leaders had a great night tonight at Wanda Beach starting with some surfing, boogey boarding and body surfing before heading up to enjoy the HUGE slip n slide set up by Snowy, Kooka and Dingo.


 It was a great night for one and all.



Scout Medallion – Nathan – Nov 09

It is with extremely great pleasure that we announce the award of the Scout Medallion to Nathan L.

The Scout Medallion is the highest award in the scout section and can be compared to the Queen’s Scout badge for Venturers; simply put, it’s the coolest of cool scout awards , you have to be REALLY good to achieve this one. Such is the significance of this medal, the Regional Commissioner Lindsey Jeff’s travelled 2 hrs from Sydney to Berry just to present this medal to Nathan at the Shakedown closing parade. This is the first time a 1st Caringbah Scout has earned a Medallion since it was introduced in Australia in 2003. We are very certain it will be the first of many! In the coming months, Nathan will be awarded a Scout Medallion certificate by none other than the Governor of NSW!
To earn the Australian Scout Medallion, Nathan had to complete the Adventurer Level Cord, including single handedly organising and leading a 30km hike and camp over 2 nights without any adults in attendance. He also had to complete at least 10 hours of community service, be of good character, have attended a Scout leadership course and finally organise and execute a leadership project, and a report on this. For his Leadership project Nathan lead Scouts, Cubs. Joeys, Leaders and parents to raise $2000 to bring one Vanuatu Scout to the 2010 Jamboree courtesy of 1st Caringbah Scouts through a car wash and a sponsored canoe. We really look forward to meeting the Vanuatu Scout at AJ in only 5 weeks time!
On a personal note, I would like to say how extremely proud I am of Nathan’s achievements in the Scout section, he has developed into a strong leader and is an ambassador for all scouts. The award of best demonstrated leadership skills (from over 1000 scouts) at NSW State Rally 2009 accurately reflects his capabilities too. BRAVO Nath and I look forward to you going on to bigger and better things in Venturers in early 2010. ENJOY.
Jason “Baggy” Juretic

Scout Shakedown Camp – Nov 09

Over 35 members of 1st Caringbah Scout Troop headed down to Berry to meet their fellow AJ Troop members from around the Port Hacking District.

The photos displayed are only of 1st Caringbah members while we wait for more photos to be sent by other photographers and we will be communicating the use of the photos to other parents from other troops – then we can release heaps more pics showing the excellent fun we had.

We checked all our equipment and got to know the Scouts and leaders that we will spend 12 days with at the Australian Jamboree 2010. What a great troops we have got!

The highlights for many was the jelly wrestling and the horizontal bungee game.

We have a funny feeling that AJ2010 is going to be a fantastic experience with many fond memories to last us a lifetime. See you at AJ in only 6 weeks time!!!!!!!!!!!